Recife: The Playable City was an exciting international initiative that brought together creative practitioners from Pernambuco (Brazil) and the UK, to exchange ideas and develop new works that respond to the theme of The Playable City. It was produced by Watershed and run in collaboration with Brazilian Technology Park Porto Digital and the British Council.
As part of the programme, Katherine worked with Leo Falcão, Rosie Poebright, Phill Tew and Daniel da Hora to produce the Woman in the Wall, which took the form of a guided theatre experience, in which audiences ‘walked in the skin’ of a woman, who was allegedly bricked into a wall by her father for falling pregnant out of wedlock. Featuring performance, phone messages, physical clues and more, this theatrical tour of Recife’s Rua do Apolo, was a truly enchanting experience, provoking participants to consider Recife's past, present and future.
- Read Katherine's blog about making The Woman in the Wall
- Read a Wired article about the programme
- Read how the programme was named one of 10 global r&d projects that are changing Arts and Culture.